the blog

Marcelle & Aiden | Engagement

You know you have your work cut out as a Wedding Photographer, when the client (Baloo) – has 4 legs, a bow tie and as the ring bearer on the day – requested a forest engagement shoot.

Aiden took Marcelle on holiday to Knysna and it was whilst taking a stroll on the beach that he asked her what she envisioned for the future. Unsuspecting of Aiden’s diamond in a box (wrapped in a ball of socks) she light heartedly started joking with him. Aiden, revealing his disguised treasure, went on one knee…

“Shocked, I asked him if he was serious. This was followed by over excited hysteria. And finally, once I had gathered my thoughts, a confident YES!”

Baloo is a rescue pup, and since he is family, felt that he should play an important role in the wedding ceremony. He insisted on a dashing outfit and assured the love of his life (also the bride) that the rings will be safe with him…



Hello there beautiful, I'm Leanne Steyn-Begley.

I'm a fashion designer turned photographer, irrevocably in love with macarons, creating content, and think champagne is always a good idea. I'm a mom to a tiny boy-human, make an Instagram worthy gluten-free breakfast, and wish it could be summer all year round.